Roof repairs to the former middle school building in Charles City could begin in December after the School Board Monday night approved tentative plans, specs, form of contract and estimated total costs for the projects associated with building being remodeled for new tenants.
Gary Anderson with S.A. Architects of Mason City presented the plans for the initial roof repairs.
Anderson says they’ll take bids for the roofing projects through November 11, make a recommendation to the board at their regular meeting November 22, and hope to begin construction on the smaller section of roof by December 1, while the larger roof over the gym and pool area would wait til spring.
Superintendent Mike Fisher says the roof repairs are part of the school district’s agreement with TLC childcare.
TLC will remodel the 1970s portion of the building, with the apartments going into the 1930s section of the former school.
The roofing projects are part of some $750,000 the school district has budgeted for the TLC renovations. Fisher says it’s cheaper than demolishing the building which would’ve cost in the “seven digits.”
A public hearing for the North Grand East end roof project is set for November 8.